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First Year Students

Deciding where to go to college is probably the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make – but it doesn’t have to be scary. We have Enrollment Advisors to help you through every step of the process, which means you’ll have a real human being (and a friend!) in your corner while you navigate the world of college applications.

For First Year Students, we require:

  • Personal Information: your profile and contact information
  • Academic Information: details about your academic background
  • Employment Information: your work history

Submit your online application with the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed portfolio

Read more about First Year Student requirements.

Transfer Students

We work very closely with Transfer Students to move as many of their earned credits from previous institutions into SFUAD credits as possible. Your Enrollment Advisor can assist you with a conversation about transferring your credits at any point in your enrollment process – you don’t have to wait until you’re an accepted student. For Transfer Students, our application requires:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Your completed portfolio

Read more about Transfer Student requirements.

International Students

We welcome international students from around the globe every year at SFUAD. To understand eligibility, Visa requirements, and our application process, visit our International Student Application.

Your Photography Portfolio

If you’re applying for acceptance into the Photography Department’s BA or BFA programs, you are required to submit a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of your best photographic work completed within the past two years. This work should represent creative personal projects but could also include class assignments. Your subject matter can span a wide range of approaches, including fine art, abstract, documentary, studio, figurative, etc. Select work that reveals your understanding of formal organizational elements, and be sure to show us ideas and work that you are passionate about. We are especially interested in viewing your photographic experiments even if you don’t feel the work is absolutely finished, because seeing your ideas and thoughts will provide insights into your potential future work. If your work wasn’t originally created in a digital form, be sure to convert it to digital so you can upload it to our system.

There will also be a personal statement required (guidelines here).

For more information and advice on preparing your portfolio, please contact our enrollment advisors at 1-877-732-5977 or visit@santafeuniversity.edu.